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Old 06-12-2013, 09:40 PM   #77551
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I had parked the bike in the drive way... got it to neutral with light and let out the clutch and it stalled. Restarted with clutch in, made sure it was in first, went back to neutral, let out clutch and low and behold it was fine.

False neutral light. Let see if it happens again.
NSU screws in place?
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:51 PM   #77552
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I haven't checked yet as the bike has only 470 miles on it. I'll need to get in there and shore them up to be sure.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:56 AM   #77553
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If the neutral light was illuminated when it was not really in neutral, does that indicated a loose NSU?

If so, I'd shut down untill you can verify the security of the NSU screws.

I'm new around here and am wondering. What else could illuminate the neutral light other than the NSU?
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:02 AM   #77554
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I have a new to me DR650. It has the short stand for the lowered suspension position. I'd like to swap it for a standard stand. Anyone interested?

Interested!!!
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:37 AM   #77555
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Stock turn signal bulbs?
Yep...
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:41 AM   #77556
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Are you certain it's not the neutral light? Assuming it's not I would pull each bulb and just check for moisture etc, re-insert bulbs with a bit of dielectric grease, but I think you'll find the problem is probably either in the relay under the seat or in the signal switch itself. I can get mine to stay on if I sort of half push the switch to cancel it.

Ok, I know it's not the neutral light. But the other ideas aree a good place to start. Guess I'll start by looking at the switch. ... Thanks
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:47 PM   #77557
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Interested!!!
Sorry, already found a taker.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:38 PM   #77558
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I had parked the bike in the drive way... got it to neutral with light and let out the clutch and it stalled. Restarted with clutch in, made sure it was in first, went back to neutral, let out clutch and low and behold it was fine.

False neutral light. Let see if it happens again.
False neutral lights are not unusual on any moto. Parts get worn and slightly out of place. With the reputation of the DR's NSU however, I would check it.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:46 PM   #77559
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That's the seat I have, and I like it too, better than the Seat Concepts which wasn't bad but I sold. I like the Sargent just a little more than the Suzuki Gel, WHICH TOOK A LONG TME TO BREAK IN. Most who get the gel seat put it on, go for a ride, and hate it. It just takes a long time for the gel to adjust. I know that from gel bicycle seats. But than I've got a hard butt. I once did a 1000 mile day on a DRZ400, stock seat.
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:33 AM   #77560
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:51 AM   #77561
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That's the seat I have, and I like it too, better than the Seat Concepts which wasn't bad but I sold. I like the Sargent just a little more than the Suzuki Gel, WHICH TOOK A LONG TME TO BREAK IN. Most who get the gel seat put it on, go for a ride, and hate it. It just takes a long time for the gel to adjust. I know that from gel bicycle seats. But than I've got a hard butt. I once did a 1000 mile day on a DRZ400, stock seat.
You mean my gel might get better?....I too have a high pain threshold but a thou on a DRZ stocker?
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:45 AM   #77562
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You mean my gel might get better?....I too have a high pain threshold but a thou on a DRZ stocker?
Won't ever do it again.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:12 AM   #77563
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I fail to see how Gel seats would get better with time, or adjust in any way.

Leather and padding, yes, but Gel?
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:12 AM   #77564
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Welcome aboard! I switched my blue '05 over to white and like the look. Think it's also 1.3% more powerful.

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Old 06-14-2013, 01:49 PM   #77565
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Won't ever do it again.
+1. Gel is fine for a wheelchair pad or to prevent bedsores, but I will never have it in a saddle again. Gel has a really high heat capacity compared to foam, so it soaks up the heat from the sun and holds it. When you come back to the bike you burn your butt. Seriously - I'm talking painful amounts of heat. Rolling down the interstate hovering out of the saddle for 10 minutes trying to get it to cool off. OUCH!! So you either carry around a cover for the seat, always park in the shade, or deal with it. Oh - and in the winter it has the opposite problem .... brrrr !!
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